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It's time to celebrate National Stationery Week!

May 16, 2022 2:20:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, stationery


Put National Stationery Week in your diary, it’s time to celebrate. 

Fill your pencil cases, reach for your pens, grab a clean sheet of paper and get ready to celebrate – National Stationery Week is here. Celebrations begin on 16th May and run until 22nd May! 

The purpose of National Stationery Week is to celebrate writing by hand, to get people all over the world talking about their favourite stationery products and for everyone around the globe to send more letters and cards. 

This year, the National Stationery Week campaign will once again celebrate ‘Seven Days of Stationery’ with a series of fun activities and competitions – now is the time to declare that you are addicted to stationery!

National Stationery Week is a great time to celebrate your favourite stationery item, a handy holepuncher or your favourite highlighter. We take a look at some of our favourite picks below. 


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How Instant Ink can benefit your business

Jan 12, 2022 8:26:03 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Partnerships, Technology


HP Instant Ink uses high-volume cartridges, pricing based on pages printed, and direct-to-customer shipping delivered only when you run low.  Helping you save up to 70% on and ink and toner

Whether you are working from home, getting ready to return to the office, or doing a mixture of both, there’s never been a better time to introduce yourself or your employees to HP Instant Ink!

HP's Instant Ink replacement service is an innovative way to help you manage your ink or toner supply efficiently via a low cost monthly subscription, saving time, money whilst helping the environment via our reuse and recycle scheme.

To help you get started and understand the brilliant effect Instant Ink can have on your business, HP are offering £10 off, which can save you up to 10 months of free instant ink usage! 

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International Fraud Awareness Week Top Picks

Nov 18, 2021 1:07:54 PM / by Banner posted in Product, National Events


During International Fraud Awareness Week, it is important to think about the need for the right tools and solutions to ensure that data is kept secure and safe in accordance with GDPR. It is imperative that customer and colleague details are protected and kept secure.

The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why many organisations are participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from the growing fraud problem.

We highlight our top picks of products which can help make this process easier in our handy guide below.

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What Is Workspace Satisfaction?

Nov 10, 2021 12:19:39 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Employee Wellbeing, Health


What is workspace satisfaction?

When something just does exactly what it’s supposed to do, perfectly. When it looks right, sounds right, feels right and works right. When the aesthetics, acoustics and functionality are rewarding in themselves. When you can’t quite explain it, but you know it feels good. 

In today’s new hybrid normal, business machines and solutions for workplace wellness and organisation have become even more important than ever. You can easily ensure that you can create a workspace setting which allows employees and colleagues to thrive whilst working in comfort. Banner is proud to partner with Fellowes to create workspace satisfaction. 

Below, we take a look at the main areas in which different solutions can be useful to ensure optimum satisfaction. 

Business machines

Shredders, laminators & binders give reliable performance and results 

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How information capture is enabling digital transformation success

Nov 5, 2021 9:53:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology



Today’s business world is complex. Organisations are fuelled by data and information and involve large numbers of people interacting with diverse systems every day in order to produce key business outcomes.

Research suggests that around 35% of businesses do not have a clear plan for digital transformation. Whether your business is part of this 35% or not, you must have significant Organisational Intelligence to be prepared for the future

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Ensure your Workspace is a Happy and Healthy Place

Nov 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Product, Employee Wellbeing, furniture


With more and more businesses returning to offices, it is important to keep team morale high.

The wellbeing of employees is continuing to stay at the forefront of everyone's minds, and with more companies making the switch from home working to office working, we want to help you to stay positive and well during this new change.

Here are some tips on how you can return safely:

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You can with QL from Brother

Oct 25, 2021 12:38:36 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology, Brother


With over 30 years experience, Brother take the lead when it comes to labelling solutions.

Labelling is a great organisational tool, from helping identify files and folders, creating visitor badges, tracking assets and making light work of large mailouts. Organisation is the key to ensuring things run smoothly, especially in fast paced office environments. Replacing handwritten labels with printed ones adds a level of professionalism as well as making things easier to read for everybody. A truly effective, yet simple labelling solution can improve efficiency, productivity and security letting you get back to focussing on getting the job done. Within the current pandemic, ensuring that labels are clear and correct can help ensure that infection control measures are fully in place. Whether it be plastic film labels to help social distancing or highlighting hand washing and sanitising stations, Brother have a labelling solution that can help you.

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We’re celebrating all things pink this week!

Oct 22, 2021 10:19:19 AM / by Banner posted in Product, stationery


On Friday 22nd October, people across the country will opt to choose pink in order to raise awareness for breast cancer as part of Wear It Pink Day.

One of the biggest fundraising events in the UK, the day takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness month. The charity, Breast Cancer Now, is the UK’s largest Breast Cancer Charity and has raised over £36 million since 2002, with communities, schools and work places all joining in. 

Why not get in the spirit and create a pink theme for your desk and work place? We’re taking a look at Leitz’s top pink picks for the office below. Each pink product purchased will result in a donation. 

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HP+ - What? Why? How?

Oct 15, 2021 3:58:03 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working Smarter, Technology


HP+ is here! And Banner is here to show you why you need HP+, the smarter printing system you can use whenever and wherever you are.

HP+ is a hybrid working must have, with more secure, sustainable and productive ways to print where ever you are. With Bluetooth and Cloud connectivity it has never been easier to take your work with you wherever you go. 

HP+ is leading the way in both office and home printing, meaning no matter where you are, HP has you covered. HP printers include many features that make printing easy, with things like Dual Band Wi-fi and mobile printing with the HP Smart App.

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Ensure you have your hybrid working equipment covered

Oct 13, 2021 2:55:10 PM / by Banner posted in Product, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


In September 2021, London saw its busiest morning rush-hour since the first national lockdown of March 2020, and we continue to see a marked return to the workplace.  

On Monday 6th September a total of 831,000 passengers used the London Underground between the hours of 7am and 10am alone. This story was mirrored on the buses, with passenger numbers up 40% on the previous week, according to Transport for London. 

Although high in comparison to previous weeks and months, these figures actually represent around half of pre-pandemic figures, which paints an interesting picture on how the working population’s weekly schedule will look going forward. Last month, an average of more than 1.8 million journeys were made on the Tube every weekday - compared to 3.9m in July 2019, so it is clear that patterns have changed, perhaps permanently. With more of us using public transport to get to the office, time management is one of the key areas in making a smooth journey to work; However it’s not the only factor to take into account when switching to a Hybrid Working Solution, or making a full return to the office. 

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